Awaiting the resolution of this showdown, my small audience nods and grins.
As the light turns green, I hold the last note with my left hand and raise my right thumb to the clueless driver.
Another alley-oop for the well-versed, as I point the tenor at the departing SUV and turn a mock glare at the novice violinists before me:
“THAT is your ‘New World Symphony’!”
Tips are as generous as the laughter heard ’round the curb.
Jack Garvey can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Custer’s 7th Calvary rode to “Garryowen,” a “quickstep” named for a neighborhood in Limerick, Ireland, and later taken as the name of a Montana town near the battlefield.